GMU Organic Gardening Association (GOGA)

GMU Organic Gardening Association (GOGA) GMU Organic Gardening Association (GOGA) manages the Potomac Heights Organic Vegetable Garden. Come help us grow and get to take some produce home!
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Medicinal flower pots are now for sale on our online store! This flower pot has a combination of calendula, tulsi, and c...
04/12/2021

Medicinal flower pots are now for sale on our online store! This flower pot has a combination of calendula, tulsi, and chamomile.

Calendula flowers have anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that make it great for treating skin problems like eczema and helps promotes wound healing.

Tulsi is an adaptogenic herb that helps the body regulate stress. ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ

Chamomile flowers help relax your body as well as help fight common skin issues
๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒปClick on the link in our bio to purchase plants from GOGA ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿชด #georgemasonuniversity #sustainability #mason #masongreens #herbalmedicine #chamomile #tulsi #calendula

Our interns are working hard on this rainy Friday making sure all of the seedling orders are accounted for! If you would...
04/09/2021

Our interns are working hard on this rainy Friday making sure all of the seedling orders are accounted for! If you would like to place an order and help support George Masonโ€™s Organic Gardening Association please click on this link http://go.GMU.edu/ggstore . We have a wide variety of vegetables, flowers, and herbs for you to choose from! ๐ŸŒง๐Ÿชด๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒป #georgemasonuniversity #georgemason #theofficeofsustainability #seedlings #seedlingsale #organic

04/07/2021

๐ŸŒฟPurple Deadnettle & Henbit:
๐ŸŒฟThese will be popping up in your yard soon! Both are edible. Henbit is nutritious, can be eaten in a salad, or even used to make pesto! Purple Deadnettle has multiple medicinal properties ranging from helping with seasonal allergies to healing wounds. Eat it in a salad or tincture it!
๐ŸŒฟPeople are always confusing them, so hereโ€™s a handy side-by-side comparison! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

04/06/2021
Good morning George Mason University ๐ŸŒž! The Greenhouse and Gardens program launched our online seedlings sale yesterday!...
04/02/2021

Good morning George Mason University ๐ŸŒž! The Greenhouse and Gardens program launched our online seedlings sale yesterday!Click on the link to purchase our seedlings and help support George Masonโ€™s Organic Gardening Association ๐Ÿ’š. If you have any questions about how to use the site please feel free to message us. Some of the seedlings we will have available for sale right now are nasturtiums, dill, cilantro, basil, parsley, chamomile, calendula, sunflowers, flower variety pots, and a wide variety of tomatoes and peppers ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’š. https://secure.touchnet.com/C20788_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=106&SINGLESTORE=true#peppers #tomatoes #seedlings #georgemasonuniversity #chamomile #cilantro #basil #nasturtiums #dill #parsley #calendula

Good morning George Mason University ๐ŸŒž! The Greenhouse and Gardens program is launching our online seedlings sale today!...
04/02/2021

Good morning George Mason University ๐ŸŒž! The Greenhouse and Gardens program is launching our online seedlings sale today! Click on the link to purchase our seedlings and help support George Masonโ€™s Organic Gardening Association ๐Ÿ’š. If you have any questions about how to use the site please feel free to message us. Some of the seedlings we will have available for sale right now are nasturtiums, dill, cilantro, basil, parsley, chamomile, calendula, sunflowers, flower variety pots, and a wide variety of tomatoes and peppers!!!!๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒฑ https://secure.touchnet.com/C20788_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=106&SINGLESTORE=true #georgemasonuniversity #seedlings #tomatoes #peppers #cilantro #parsley #calendula #sunflowers #dill #chamomile #nasturtiums

A few shots from the garden yesterday! Spring has sprung ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿฅฆ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿชด#kale #broccoli #mustard #cabbage #organicegardening #georg...
03/30/2021

A few shots from the garden yesterday! Spring has sprung ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿฅฆ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿชด#kale #broccoli #mustard #cabbage #organicegardening #georgemasonuniversity

A humble, simple life
03/30/2021

A humble, simple life

Here are some fun facts about St. Johnโ€™s Wort! We will be selling these during the seedling sale this year! .....#garden...
03/28/2021

Here are some fun facts about St. Johnโ€™s Wort! We will be selling these during the seedling sale this year! .
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#gardening #flower #sustainability #organic #perennials #seedlings #spring

Here is a really cool process in horticulture called stratification! Some seeds need to go under certain conditions in n...
03/21/2021

Here is a really cool process in horticulture called stratification! Some seeds need to go under certain conditions in nature to break dormancy and germinate. Since we did not sow these seeds in a pot outdoors this fall/winter we are trying to mimic the elements of nature by laying the seeds out on a moist paper towel and then placing it in the refrigerator for a couple weeks to help speed up the germination process. Echinacea, astragalus, lavender, and milk thistle are some examples of plants that need to under go cold stratification. If you are trying the refrigerator method at home make sure to label the date you started the seeds on and check them frequently for any molding or dryness. #echinacea #stratification #seedsowing #georgemasonuniversity #sustinablemason #astragalus #milkthistle #lavender

Todayโ€™s fun facts are about St. Johnโ€™s Wart!.....#gardening #sustainability #perennials #flower #organic
03/15/2021

Todayโ€™s fun facts are about St. Johnโ€™s Wart!
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#gardening #sustainability #perennials #flower #organic

Spring is here, or at least it feels like it!Here are 10 veggies you can grow in the early spring ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿฅฆ                   ...
03/12/2021

Spring is here, or at least it feels like it!
Here are 10 veggies you can grow in the early spring ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿฅฆ #1. Asparagus #2. Lettuce #3. Peas #4. Rhubarb #5. Carrots #6.Spinach #7. Bok Choy #8. Radishes #9. Beets #10. Broccoli #gardening #spring #carrots #kale #bokchoy #broccoli #organicgardening #georgemasonuniversity

It is that time of the year again where we start to see our backyards and gardens come back to life!                    ...
03/08/2021

It is that time of the year again where we start to see our backyards and gardens come back to life! We decided it would be beneficial to help spread more education and awareness on identifying and using edible โ€œweedsโ€ that grow in our backyards! This is purple dead nettle and it is a super nutritious edible green that starts to pop up in the early spring. Purple dead nettle can be used as a garnish, in salads, or even made into a pesto! Some medicinal benefits include its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ
#georgemasonuniversity #edibleplants #plantbasedmedicine #cooking #foraging #purpledeadnettle

03/05/2021

This past Tuesday GOGA hosted its first ever perennial seed sowing shift at the Rooftop Greenhouse! ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ Very soon we will be selling our perennials on Masonโ€™s online market place so stay tuned! Some of the perennials we will be selling are Astragalus, St. Johnโ€™s Wort, Anise Hyssop, Lovage, and Milk Thistle just to name a few! We will also be providing more education on the medicinal and ecological benefits of these amazing plants! #georgemasonuniversity #sustainablemason #seedsowing #perennials #stjohnswort #milkthistle #lovage #anisehyssop #astragalus #greenhouse

Here is a throw back to last summer in the garden! ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒธI honestly canโ€™t believe that our first gardening shift starts tomo...
03/02/2021

Here is a throw back to last summer in the garden! ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒธI honestly canโ€™t believe that our first gardening shift starts tomorrow! If you are interested in learning how to grow food sustainability please reach out to us. We practice covid safe social distancing to insure your safety! #sustainablemason #georgemasonuniversity #gmu #sustainableagriculture #gardening

Cilantro appreciation post! Some people love it and others believe it taste like soap. Regardless of what you think ther...
03/01/2021

Cilantro appreciation post! Some people love it and others believe it taste like soap. Regardless of what you think there are some major culinary and health benefits we cannot ignore! Here are five health benefits to cilantro-
#1. Cilantro helps remove heavy metals from the body.
#2. Cilantro can help lower blood sugar levels.
#3. Cilantro can help protect against cardiovascular disease.
#4. Cilantro can lower levels of stress and anxiety.
#5. Cilantro is rich in immune boosting antioxidants. What is your opinion on cilantro? Do you cook with it? ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ€ #cilantro #herbalmedicine #healthyfood #georgemasonuniversity

For the Greater Glory of Science
03/01/2021

For the Greater Glory of Science

Our friends Clean Fairfax are hiring for a part-time position for their stream monitoring and community cleanups. More i...
02/17/2021

Our friends Clean Fairfax are hiring for a part-time position for their stream monitoring and community cleanups. More information can be found on their website. http://www.cleanfairfax.org/about/job-and-internship-opportunities/?fbclid=IwAR3KKICVplZcrFk0VcTZ6HI1O-M0JR44BcWOwmSdc05FEP50rr4Dz4wExcc

We are looking for a part time (to start) person to help with our stream monitoring and community cleanups! This job requires someone to have a clean driving record and reliable transportation and requires fieldwork (ie., not virtual) in Fairfax County.

Click through for the job listing--deadline is this Friday (Feb 19th) and please share with your networks!

http://www.cleanfairfax.org/about/job-and-internship-opportunities/

If you love farmers markets, being outdoors, and connecting to your community and local food system, then you are in luc...
02/17/2021

If you love farmers markets, being outdoors, and connecting to your community and local food system, then you are in luck! Freshfarm is hiring for Market Managers for the 2021 season!

Do you love farmers markets? Do you enjoy being outside and connecting your community and local food system? Good news! Freshfarm is hiring Market Managers for the 2021 season!

To learn more, check out the Job Listing on the FRESHFARM website (https://www.freshfarm.org/employment). Interested candidates can fill out this Employment Application (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/190PAQRc5D9u_NB24rteVnc58vvMfIGnilwhQsJreHeY/viewform?edit_requested=true). Please email [email protected] with any questions.

Did you know that GOGA will be selling a wide variety of seedlings this spring? Very soon we will be posting the link to...
02/12/2021

Did you know that GOGA will be selling a wide variety of seedlings this spring? Very soon we will be posting the link to our online market where you can choose what plants you want and can even customize herbal pots! ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š#georgemasomuniversity #georgemason #sustainablemason #sustainability #peppers #seedlings #nasturtium #tomatoes #chamomile

We are excited to announce that George Masonโ€™s Organic Gardening Association is back on Instagram! ๐Ÿ’šFollow us to get upd...
02/10/2021

We are excited to announce that George Masonโ€™s Organic Gardening Association is back on Instagram! ๐Ÿ’šFollow us to get updates on upcoming workshops, garden shifts, and seedling we will have for sale this spring! ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿง„ To sign up to volunteer please go to- https://gmufacilities.knack.com/sustainability-volunteer#my-events/

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The fall semester is finally here! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚ We hope everyone had a great summer and is ready to return to classes either in pe...
08/25/2020

The fall semester is finally here! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚ We hope everyone had a great summer and is ready to return to classes either in person or virtually. If you are looking to get more involved on campus while practicing social distancing please consider volunteering in the gardens this fall. ๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸŒถ๐ŸฅฌWorking with plants is a great way to spend time outside all while learning how to grow food sustainably! To sign up for volunteer shifts make an account on knack using your mason email. We will be hosting shifts every Tuesday and Thursday morning. Feel free to message us if you have anymore questions! https://gmufacilities.knack.com #georgemason #georgemasonuniversity #volunteer #servicelearning #sustainability #gardening #cucumbers #agriculture

Do you need internship credits? Are you looking to learn more about growing food sustainably ? If yes then we have the p...
08/04/2020

Do you need internship credits? Are you looking to learn more about growing food sustainably ? If yes then we have the perfect opportunity for you! To apply email Doni Nolan at [email protected] to learn more!!! The application deadline is August 17th. #internships #georgemasonuniversity #masongreens #greenhouse #gardens ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿฅฌ

Fresh picked elderberries! We cannot wait to make elderberry syrup this coming fall!! Elderberries are a great medicine ...
07/29/2020

Fresh picked elderberries! We cannot wait to make elderberry syrup this coming fall!! Elderberries are a great medicine for fighting the flu. They are packed with vitamins and antioxidants that help boost your immune system as well as fight inflammation in the body! #elderberrysyrup #elderberry #georgemasonuniversity #organicgardening

First few peaches of the season! Peaches are one of the best things about about summer harvest in the gardens. They are ...
07/15/2020

First few peaches of the season! Peaches are one of the best things about about summer harvest in the gardens. They are such a great healthy treat and make working in the sun all worth it ๐Ÿ™‚! ๐Ÿ‘ #peaches #georgemasonuniversity #organicgardening #sustainableagriculturalpractices

Today the team did some much needed weeding and found this yellow squash hiding under everything ๐Ÿ™‚! Such a wonderful sur...
07/08/2020

Today the team did some much needed weeding and found this yellow squash hiding under everything ๐Ÿ™‚! Such a wonderful surprise. Cannot wait to find more hidden veggies ๐Ÿ˜ปโค๏ธ #yellowsquash #organicgardening #organic #summersquash

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Hi friends! I am hosting a local grower in my Food & Folklore class on Wed. Sept 18th at 7:30pm. Her name is Eliza Greenman and she is an expert on heirloom apple varieties. She also raises hogs in a permaculture setup under fruit trees -it's very cool. If any of you would like to attend, please RSVP to let me know: [email protected] https://hogtree.com https://hogtree.com
What are the meeting times for spring 19?
Check this out!!!
Halloween Movie, 4:30-6:30pm, JC Cinema, Oct 31st Sustainable Mason has partnered with the Office of Global Education, and Mason LLCs for a (sustainable) halloween movie night! Free vegan lollipops, sustainable and fair trade chocolate, nonGMO coconut caramels, etc. Come enjoy popcorn & prizes as well for best costume (costumes welcomed/ encouraged but not required). Come meet international students and enjoy a halloween movie together!
Worried about the latest UN Climate Report? Want to make a difference in the DC, Virginia, and Maryland area?? Join Chesapeake Climate Action Network for our January Polar Bear Plunge! We would love to see a GOGA Group at our plunge and all money raised goes to fighting climate change.
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*ALMOST FULL* Sign up for Resilience Retreat Fri Oct 5, 1:30p- Sat Oct 6:30pm, $15 per person Includes Sustainable Farm Tour (with goats & llamas!) Overnight retreat at a lodge with fun activities and guided mindfulness/ well-being discussion and activities [stress, yoga, meditation, goal setting, etc] All within 45mins of Mason. Transportation provided but spots are limited. Please ONLY sign up if you KNOW you can go. We will open it to the rest of Mason this Friday! More info in the sign up...
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Check out GOGA's seedling sale at EcoFest next week!!!
Interested in sustainability on campus? Come out to help Mason's Office of Sustainability and Office of Transportation move forward bike projects on campus.